NPR Sunday Puzzles

By: NPR
Narrated by: Will Shortz, Liane Hansen
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
Categories: Radio & TV, Entertainment
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Portable, enjoyable hands-free puzzles from longtime NPR Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and special guests.

Will Shortz believes that “we’re living in the golden age of puzzles now . . . puzzles have never been better.” He should know. Shortz has been crossword editor of The New York Times since 1993 and NPR puzzlemaster even longer, challenging Weekend Edition Sunday listeners with on-air puzzles since the program’s start in 1987.

This collection features Shortz and NPR host Liane Hansen in stimulating conversation, guiding listeners through puzzles filled with creative wordplay. Programs include the one before Shortz’s appearance on The Simpsons (with prizes announced by Mr. Burns and Smithers, voiced by Harry Shearer), Hansen’s birthday show (her children read the list of prizes), and two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks as a mystery guest who sticks around to help the delighted contestant.

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Critic Reviews

"Recommended for those who enjoy stretching their minds a bit, shouting out at the radio, and just having a good laugh." ( Library Journal)
"As puzzle facilitators, Shortz and Hansen are pros. They read and play puzzles with intelligence and charm . . . The puzzles don't get old, even on a second (or third) listening." ( AudioFile)

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